rickyhitler:

rickyhitler:

bonemonger:

wtf-fun-factss:

Do birds fly to the moon? that’s what they thought - WTF fun facts

This is my favourite bird story, next to the Barnacle Goose one and Sparrowhawk one

What are those two stories?Omfg flew to the moon and slept under the sea jfc

I found out what one of the stories was. Here’s the story of how the Barnacle Goose came to be:
“The fact that it was never seen to breed gave rise to a myth that it was in fact spontaneously generated from molluscs, the Goose Barnacle, or Goose Neck Barnacle, Lepas anatifera, a deep water mollusc that is occasionally washed up on shore attached to pieces of driftwood. Its shell resembles a goose head, and is attached to the substrate by a long stalk somewhat resembling a bird’s neck.
Around the end of the 12th century, Bishop Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales) published a book Topographia Hiberniae, after King John’s successful invasion of parts of Ireland. In it, he described how Irish churchmen would eat the Barnacle Goose during fasts because “these birds [are] not flesh nor being born of the flesh”, for “they are born at first like pieces of gum on logs of timber washed by the waves. Then enclosed in shells of a free form they hang by their beaks as if from the moss clinging to the wood and so at length in process of time obtaining a sure covering of feathers, they either dive off into the waters or fly away into free air… I have myself seen many times with my own eyes more than a thousand minute corpuscles of this kind of bird hanging to one log on the shore of the sea, enclosed in shells and already formed”. And so the myth was born, and spread around Europe”

rickyhitler:

rickyhitler:

bonemonger:

wtf-fun-factss:

Do birds fly to the moon? that’s what they thought - WTF fun facts

This is my favourite bird story, next to the Barnacle Goose one and Sparrowhawk one

What are those two stories?
Omfg flew to the moon and slept under the sea jfc

I found out what one of the stories was. Here’s the story of how the Barnacle Goose came to be:

The fact that it was never seen to breed gave rise to a myth that it was in fact spontaneously generated from molluscs, the Goose Barnacle, or Goose Neck Barnacle, Lepas anatifera, a deep water mollusc that is occasionally washed up on shore attached to pieces of driftwood. Its shell resembles a goose head, and is attached to the substrate by a long stalk somewhat resembling a bird’s neck.

Around the end of the 12th century, Bishop Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales) published a book Topographia Hiberniae, after King John’s successful invasion of parts of Ireland. In it, he described how Irish churchmen would eat the Barnacle Goose during fasts because “these birds [are] not flesh nor being born of the flesh”, for “they are born at first like pieces of gum on logs of timber washed by the waves. Then enclosed in shells of a free form they hang by their beaks as if from the moss clinging to the wood and so at length in process of time obtaining a sure covering of feathers, they either dive off into the waters or fly away into free air… I have myself seen many times with my own eyes more than a thousand minute corpuscles of this kind of bird hanging to one log on the shore of the sea, enclosed in shells and already formed”. And so the myth was born, and spread around Europe

(via weaselwoman)

weazulgrl:

so apparently that one art thief I posted about last has a friend on dA who is some dudebro with a blurb about how “real men” wear fedoras, crappy art, and overblown sense of their own importance…

well… they do say something you really can judge someone by the company they keep…

okay, I was a little unfair there… to the dudebro.

dudebro friend has shown he knows the difference between referencing and eyeballing and has told them that referencing is looking at an existing work to get a general idea of what you’re going to draw.

*FLAILS ARMS*

ninja430:

Okay! I don’t know what to think of this guy! This Mephisto Pheles, aka Samael!!

I’m currently reading the manga Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) and I’m on chapter 59. And this motherfucker keeps messing with my head! Is he a bad guy or a good guy? What are his true motivation? He’s just….GAH!

Usually by now in a manga, I would be able to figure out if someone a good guy or a bad guy BUT HIM! HE’S BEING TRUE TO HIS SPECIES AND KEEPS FUCKING WITH ME!!

Now don’t get the wrong impression. He’s actually one of my favorite characters. But my god! He’s confusing and irritating as hell!!!

you can’t even use myth/lore to try and help figure out Mephisto, I swear. Samael is both another name for the demon Oriens and the name of an angel that never fell (who was basically an angel of necessary evil and the guardian angel of Esau from the Bibical story of Jacob and Esau). some sources say that the demon Samael and the angel Samael are one in the same, but most of the older lore says the angel Samael never fell and it’s mostly newer sources tying the two together.

however, if you consider the fact it’s canonic in AoEx that titles like angel and demon are purely human things it’s possible in the AoEx-verse they could be the same thing, which makes it all the more confusing.

additionally, satan was originally used as a title rather than a name and many angels, some who never fell, had that title, and the angel Samael was one of them. additionally, some apocryphal texts tie the serpent in the Garden of Eden to Samael instead of THE Satan. Christian gnosticism ties him to the Demiurge too, so there’s THAT to figure in as well.

so there’s just so much out there to think on when trying to figure it out and it just gets even more confusing as to what side he’s ultimately on…

and then you realize the question isn’t what side he’s on, it’s which side is most advantageous to HIS SIDE because he’s a Trickster, a chessmaster. he’s most likely got his own personal goals and while they may run close to one side or the other he’s doing what he’s doing for his own reasons and goals.

weazulgrl:

aonoexorthieves:

So-there’s a story behind this drawing’s disappearance and then its reposting. A couple months ago I was forced to remove this drawing by someone who cared a lot about references. I’d like to thank that person for a long hiatus from DA-since I did mention I used a reference but gave no link. I admit that ticked me off a little. So that’s it-please note I DID use a reference.

nothing says shitty art thief like a description that basically says “I got ticked off I got called out for copyright infringement but I’m reuploading this anyway and still not giving the original artist any credit. I hope the person who cared enough about the original artist to stand up for them isn’t here anymore.”

also, the original was by one of the pixiv artists who has since deleted their account. considering how many times I’ve seen people editing and copying their work I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s why they deleted it.

as the artist’s gallery is gone I can’t link to the artwork there, but the original can be viewed here: http://www.zerochan.net/715773

I was drunk enough last night I called them out on it and this is the response I got

Actually-you’re the primary reason why I deleted this art. There are tons of people who do the same thing-yet you see fit to continue to harass me about that. And since you did, I’ll give you two hours to respond before I delete this art once again. And possibly block you. Thanks! :)

 very arrogance. much rudeness. wow.

how much you wanna bet this will eventually go back up again on this or another account because they STILL don’t get it.

so I tried to explain it one more time.

I am blocked from their account.

they made a new account.

I am not blocked from THAT account.

one of their friends (or them, since it’s a one month old account with nothing uploaded to it, only them and one other person on their watch list, nothing favorited, and the only comments they’ve given have been to me) replied to my explaining further with “Get the fuck over it -_- Its a drawing.”

ah well, evidence saved and I’ll keep an eye on them and try seeing if I can find a way to contact the original artist. it would be a lot easier if they just cleared out their account instead of deleting their whole pixiv account…

isaia:

lyndez:

thelakerz:

An important part of cinematic history.

Her brOTHERS FACE THOUGH

Truly Iconic

(via blindseerofmind)

weazulgrl:

I got 0 sleep last night and got dragged out of bed at about 6:30am because dad forgot he needed to drop one of the cars off to get a tuneup and now my eyes are doing this weird blurring thing they do some of the time when my fibromyalgia is acting up and it’s driving me crazy

okay, so some of my music->vision synesthesia is overlaying over the blurriness and it’s kind of funky and was actually making me concerned until I figured out what the odd flickering was

I got 0 sleep last night and got dragged out of bed at about 6:30am because dad forgot he needed to drop one of the cars off to get a tuneup and now my eyes are doing this weird blurring thing they do some of the time when my fibromyalgia is acting up and it’s driving me crazy

fuckyeah-nerdery:

thescienceofjohnlock:

sherlocksaysjawn:

kriskenshin:

imalloutofmilk:

Definition of College life.

I thought that was Spock

Even Spock can’t handle this illogical shit

I saw Spock too

Kirk: “Is he dead, Bones?”
McCoy: “No, but with all that student debt he’ll owe, he may as well be.”

fuckyeah-nerdery:

thescienceofjohnlock:

sherlocksaysjawn:

kriskenshin:

imalloutofmilk:

Definition of College life.

I thought that was Spock

Even Spock can’t handle this illogical shit

I saw Spock too

Kirk: “Is he dead, Bones?”

McCoy: “No, but with all that student debt he’ll owe, he may as well be.”

(via orangulena)

livebloggingmydescentintomadness:

cknd:

I spend so much time alone that if I was ever falsely accused for a crime I would never have an alibi

Officer, my internet history will prove I was reading gay porn at the time of the murder

(via shugochara6)

so apparently that one art thief I posted about last has a friend on dA who is some dudebro with a blurb about how “real men” wear fedoras, crappy art, and overblown sense of their own importance…

well… they do say something you really can judge someone by the company they keep…

greencarnations:

spacethefinalfuck:

mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

Female BAMFs Throughout History

this is fab BUT WHERE ARE THEIR NAMES?

I’m always wanting to read more about these posts immediately and I have trouble finding the sources.

(via makoto-touchmebana)

this is actually original art by the former pixiv artist Dhiea, not RinShie fanart.

this is actually original art by the former pixiv artist Dhiea, not RinShie fanart.

beef potroast omnomnom

aonoexorthieves:

So-there’s a story behind this drawing’s disappearance and then its reposting. A couple months ago I was forced to remove this drawing by someone who cared a lot about references. I’d like to thank that person for a long hiatus from DA-since I did mention I used a reference but gave no link. I admit that ticked me off a little. So that’s it-please note I DID use a reference.

nothing says shitty art thief like a description that basically says “I got ticked off I got called out for copyright infringement but I’m reuploading this anyway and still not giving the original artist any credit. I hope the person who cared enough about the original artist to stand up for them isn’t here anymore.”

also, the original was by one of the pixiv artists who has since deleted their account. considering how many times I’ve seen people editing and copying their work I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s why they deleted it.

as the artist’s gallery is gone I can’t link to the artwork there, but the original can be viewed here: http://www.zerochan.net/715773

I was drunk enough last night I called them out on it and this is the response I got

Actually-you’re the primary reason why I deleted this art. There are tons of people who do the same thing-yet you see fit to continue to harass me about that. And since you did, I’ll give you two hours to respond before I delete this art once again. And possibly block you. Thanks! :)

 very arrogance. much rudeness. wow.

how much you wanna bet this will eventually go back up again on this or another account because they STILL don’t get it.


“The heartagram is like a modern popular culture version of yin and yang, because it’s got that heart and it’s got that pentagram. Both good and evil. It just looks good.”

I do hope there’s no implication here that the pentagram is inherently evil.
it has a wide usage that covers everything from modern neopagan practices to the balance and flow of the Eastern elements that goes back thousands of years and covers a whole lot more than just those two extreme examples. while modern Satanic/anti-Christian movements have admittedly opted to use it among their symbols there’s way more to it than just that. heck, there’s even some indication that it has been used historically by Christians to represent the five wounds of Christ.
implying the pentagram is inherently evil because of it’s use by religious and anti-religious movements you deem negative is like implying the swastika is inherently evil because of how the Nazis used it.

“The heartagram is like a modern popular culture version of yin and yang, because it’s got that heart and it’s got that pentagram. Both good and evil. It just looks good.”

I do hope there’s no implication here that the pentagram is inherently evil.

it has a wide usage that covers everything from modern neopagan practices to the balance and flow of the Eastern elements that goes back thousands of years and covers a whole lot more than just those two extreme examples. while modern Satanic/anti-Christian movements have admittedly opted to use it among their symbols there’s way more to it than just that. heck, there’s even some indication that it has been used historically by Christians to represent the five wounds of Christ.

implying the pentagram is inherently evil because of it’s use by religious and anti-religious movements you deem negative is like implying the swastika is inherently evil because of how the Nazis used it.

(via quietandnumb)